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English noun: organ

1. organ (body) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

Broader (hypernym)body part

Narrower (hyponym)anlage, cell organ, cell organelle, clapper, comb-plate, contractile organ, contractor, crystalline lens, ctene, effector, end organ, erectile organ, external organ, foot, gland, glossa, internal organ, invertebrate foot, lens, lens of the eye, lingua, organ of speech, organelle, ovipositor, primordium, receptor, reproductive organ, secreter, secretor, secretory organ, sense organ, sensory receptor, sex organ, siphon, speech organ, stinger, sucker, syphon, taret organ, target organ, tongue, viscus, vital organ, vitals, vocal organ, wing

Part holonymlobe

2. organ (group) a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function

SamplesThe Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department.

Broader (hypernym)agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office

3. organ (artifact) (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ

Synonymselectric organ, electronic organ, Hammond organ

Broader (hypernym)electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument

Domain categorymusic

4. organ (communication) a periodical that is published by a special interest group

SamplesThe organ of the communist party.

Broader (hypernym)periodical

Narrower (hyponym)house organ

5. organ (artifact) wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard

Synonymspipe organ

Broader (hypernym)keyboard instrument, wind, wind instrument

Part holonymclavier, fingerboard, foot lever, foot pedal, keyboard, organ pipe, pedal, piano keyboard, pipe, pipework, stop, treadle

6. organ (artifact) a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows

Synonymsharmonium, reed organ

Broader (hypernym)free-reed instrument

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